The extraordinary scope of education, products, trends and solutions at Vision Expo West will expand your field of vision and keep you updated on best practices for the care and treatment of your patients

Education Advisory Board

300+ hours of groundbreaking Education, developed by a conference advisory board representing the breadth of the field. These respected industry leaders meet twice yearly to develop, organize, and expand the hours of curriculum presented during Vision Expo East and West. Below are the members of this prestigious team.

  • Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO, Co-Chairman

    Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University

  • Ben Gaddie OD, FAAO, Co-Chairman

    University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

  • Douglas-Devries
    Douglas Devries, OD 

    Pacific University College of Optometry

  • Joy-Gibb
    Joy Gibb, ABOC

    LDS Business College

  • Laurie Pierce
    Laurie Pierce, LDO, ABOM, NCLEC

    Newbury College Ophthalmic Dispensing Program

  • Jack-Schaffer
    Jack Schaeffer, OD

    University of Georgia
    Southern College of Optometry

  • Louise-Sclafani
    Louise Sclafani, OD

    Illinois College of Optometry

  • Kirk-Smick
    Kirk Smick, OD, FAAO

    Pacific University College of Optometry

  • Phernell-Walker
    Phernell Walker, BSB, NCLEC, ABOM

    Bryman College
    Hillsborough Community College
    Excelsior College

  • Vince Young
    Vince Young, MD

    Vince Young, MD Temple University,
    Temple University Medical School

  • Dave-Ziegler
    Dave Ziegler, OD

    Southern California College of Optometry 


  • Barry Eiden
    Barry Eiden, OD

    Director of Special Education Projects

OptiCon @ Vision Expo Advisory Board

  • Tom-Barracato
    Tom Barracato, ABO, NCLEC

    Adolph Optical, ABO Chair, OAA Representative

  • Curt-Duff
    Curt Duff, ABOM, NCLEM

    OAB Co-Chair, NCLEC Vice-Chair, Owner, Tinder-Krauss-Tinder Opticians, NCLEM, OAA Representative

  • Beverly-Harper
    Beverly Harper, ABOC

    Cook Inlet EyeCare, OAA Representative

  • Blair-Wong
    Blair Wong, ABOM, NCLEC

    OAB Co-Chair, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
    Opticianry Department Chair, OAA Representative

  • Tina-Palumbo
    Tina Palumbo

    Foerster Baschko Accountants, Public Representative

  • Janet-Acara
    Janet Acara, ABOC, NCLEM

    Erie Community College, NFOS Representative

  • Michele-Self
    Michelle Self, ABOC

    ABO Treasurer, University of Alabama Birmingham School of Optometry, NAO Representative

  • Mike-Gzik
    Michael Gzik, ABOC, NCLEM

    New York Optometric, OAA Representative

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